Red River Showdown Lives Up to the Hype: Sooners Streak to Win

DALLAS -- Tradition? This game has it!

“This OU rivalry is definitely one of the biggest ones in college football history," said Texas fan Alex Vasquez. "We take it very seriously. It’s definitely a friendly rivalry, but definitely a rivalry in itself.”

Rivals? They don't get much more bitter.

“It’s really sad when you lose, but when you win it’s crazy in there," said Oklahoma fan Thomas Ludwig.

And the stadium? Split. Right. Down. The middle.

“You know that you’re gonna support the right side that you’re on, where your heart is at," Vasquez said. "It’s good to meet in the middle and just go for your team.”

The Red River Showdown brings out the best in college football each year. And sometimes that includes a little hate.

“The color just grosses me out," Oklahoma fan Carson Cline said. "The fans are jerks.”

“I kid you not, I hate these guys. I hate Oklahoma. I hate everything about them," said Texas fan Michael Urbano.

Fans of both teams also get plenty of hits and scores each year. In fact, they scored a combined 85 points in this year's game!

Fans of both teams get it all in this one except one very important thing. Only one gets to win.

And this year it was the Horns headed home unhappy. Despite a back and forth battle, OU left Dallas with a 45-40 win.

Samaje Perine carried 35 times for 214 yards and a pair of scores and Dede Westbrook caught 10 passes for 232 yards and three touchdowns for the Sooners.